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Police investigating a crash involving a pedestrian in Morris County

JEFFERSON TOWNSHIP, NJ (Morris County) – Police say they are investigating a crash involving a pedestrian that was struck and injured on Sunday in Jefferson Township.

According to police, a vehicle struck a 25-year-old man at around 1:09 a.m. in the area of 619 Route 15 South. The vehicle then fled the scene.

The man was located in the shoulder of the roadway and sustained head and upper body injuries, police said.

The man, whose name was not released, was flown to Morristown Medical Center and is in stable condition, police said.

The driver of the vehicle that struck the man has been identified and the incident remains under investigation.  The identity of the driver was not released.

Assisting with the investigation is the Jefferson Township Rescue Squad, the Jefferson Township Fire CO#2, the Jefferson Township Police Department, the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office – Major Crimes Unit, and the Morris County Sheriff’s Office.

Anyone with information related to the incident is urged to contact the Jefferson Twp. Police Department at 973-697-1300 or the Morris County Prosecutor’s Office at 973-285-6200.

Jay Edwards

Born and raised in Northwest NJ, Jay has a degree in Communications and has had a life-long interest in local radio and various styles of music. Jay has held numerous jobs over the years such as stunt car driver, bartender, voice-over artist, traffic reporter (award winning), NY Yankee maintenance crewmember and peanut farm worker. His hobbies include mountain climbing, snowmobiling, cooking, performing stand-up comedy and he is an avid squirrel watcher. Jay has been a guest on America’s Morning Headquarters,program on The Weather Channel, and was interviewed by Sam Champion.

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